Understanding the technology behind SSHDs | Digit

Storage is something we can never have enough of. There is so much data that is available online and the fact that we contribute to the same with a plethora of multimedia devices which are at our disposal makes for even more data that needs to be put somewhere. This is where the need for more storage arises. However, it’s not just about adding a new hard drive these days. A few years back content quality and size was lesser than what we have now. Back then images were limited…

SSHDs: Hitting the sweet spot on balance of storage space and performance | Digit

In the previous article we explained what the whole concept was behind the new storage innovation that has been dubbed the SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Drive). We’ll now be going into the drive in further detail this time and all doubts about the drive and the underlying technology should be hopefully erased after you’ve gone through this one. A little about SSD caching When SSDs started coming into the market they were pretty expensive and though they are more affordable now the price/GB ratio is still higher than normal hard…

WD and SanDisk partner to create ultra-slim solid state hybrid drives | Digit

Western Digital and SanDisk Corp. yesterday announced that the two companies are collaborating to introduce hybrid storage devices, which according to them, will feature “best-in-class flash memory technology from SanDisk” and “best-in-class hard drive technology from WD.” SanDisk is supplying a SanDisk iSSD storage device for the WD Black solid state hybrid drive (SSHD), what WD calls the world’s thinnest 2.5-inch SSHD solution, which utilizes both WD proprietary hybrid technology and industry standard SATA IO technology. According to the two companies, the SanDisk iSSD brings an elegant balance of performance,…

Computex 2013: Seagate showcases consumer SSDs, desktop and laptop SSHDs | Digit

Storage major Seagate had announced its foray into the solid state drives space last month. At Computex 2013, Seagate announced the global availability of these products. On display was the Seagate SSD lineup and the solid state hard drives as well. Seagate had also announced its 5mm ultra-thin laptop hard drives which will come in the 500GB capacity. But the ultra-thin drives will only be available to OEM partners and you cannot buy it off the counter, yet. Coming to the products displayed today, we were first shown the Seagate…